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    Re: BREAKING: Sebelius said to resign as health secretary..

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    Isn't it kind of her fault? You can blame Obama for appointing her, but not for the website issues. That's why he hired her, to handle the nuts and bolts of the thing. So she isn't falling on the sword for him, she is resigning because she did a poor job.
    From what I've read, Michelle made the decision on who was going to be hired to do the website, and she picked a friend of hers. Bad decision as it turned out, but that's the way it goes. I wonder if that's one of the reasons they're currently having the marital arguments that have been in the news? Her decision did make him look bad!

    I have no great love for Sebelius, but in fairness, it might be that Sebelius was doing the best job she could under very difficult circumstances. I don't blame her for thinking that now might be the opportune time to get out, since we haven't seen what's yet to come, but she surely knows!

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    Re: BREAKING: Sebelius said to resign as health secretary..

    Heard she is going to be CEO at a Silicon Valley internet firm. 7 million is a lot of customers!
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    Re: BREAKING: Sebelius said to resign as health secretary..

    Sometimes ya gotta cut the strings...

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    Re: BREAKING: Sebelius said to resign as health secretary..

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    If we're taking the aides point of view.

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    Yeah Bob. I had seen, also Townhall an what they have. It is also all over talk radio with the conservatives, and we aren't talkin Rush Limbaugh.

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    Re: BREAKING: Sebelius said to resign as health secretary..

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    Isn't that what aides are supposed to do?
    And every President cares about his legacy. The way I figure it is she hit the 7 million mark and was ready to be out of the frying pan.
    Even Attorneys General?
    They can't be thought of as aides but the one we have now sure does act like one.

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    Re: BREAKING: Sebelius said to resign as health secretary..

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    Isn't it kind of her fault? You can blame Obama for appointing her, but not for the website issues. That's why he hired her, to handle the nuts and bolts of the thing. So she isn't falling on the sword for him, she is resigning because she did a poor job.
    It is her fault with a lot of it.....but its also his for letting her stick around after the first mess ups and then her being pulled in front of Congress. So yeah it is also her dropping onto the sword. As she knows.....she will be called back for more investigation. Although now she doesn't have to incriminate herself. Especially with what she knew people had told her before things got to this point.

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    Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

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    WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act.
    Mr. Obama accepted Ms. Sebelius’s resignation this week, and on Friday morning, he will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her, officials said.
    The departure comes as the Obama administration tries to move beyond its early stumbles in carrying out the law, convince a still-skeptical public of its lasting benefits, and help Democratic incumbents, who face blistering attack ads after supporting the legislation, survive the midterm elections this fall.

    Officials said Ms. Sebelius, 65, made the decision to resign and was not forced out. But the frustration at the White House over her performance had become increasingly clear, as administration aides worried that the crippling problems at HealthCare.gov, the website set up to enroll Americans in insurance exchanges, would result in lasting damage to the president’s legacy.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/11/us...tary.html?_r=0

    Opinion: At least someone in this current administration feels it's necessary to be accountable, which is a rare and good thing, however the damage was done. I'm just a little surprised Obama accepted the resignation.
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    Re: Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

    I think many are saying "what took so darn long?".
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    Re: Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

    Just another minion falling on the sword for the Pied Piper.
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    Re: Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

    Kathleen Gilligan-daughter of former Ohio Governor John Gilligan-has always been seen as an intellectual lightweight back here in her home town. I am surprised she lasted this long-she didn't exactly have the wattage needed to force feed such a radical bit of statist BS to the nation.



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